Armenian T-72 tanks to be upgraded to T-72B3 locally
Militaries

Afghanistan seeks US weapons

August 21, 2016 Defense Watch 0

As part of the ongoing offensive operations against insurgents by the Afghan National Army, Afghanistan has requested 4,891 M16A4 5.56mm rifles; 485 M240B 7.62mm machine guns; and 800 M2 .50 calibre machine guns, in addition […]

Armenia developing suicide, armed drones
Aviation & Air Defense

MQ-9 Reaper drones undergo missile tracking test

August 21, 2016 Defense Watch 0

In the framework of the US Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) exploration of using drones to intercept ballistic weapons, two General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-9 Reaper drones underwent missile tracking tests in Hawaii. The test was carried out in […]

Armenia developing suicide, armed drones
Aviation & Air Defense

M1145 HMMWVs to be modified for the US Air Force

August 19, 2016 Defense Watch 0

Virginia-based information technology services provider iGov has received a potential five-year, $52.5 million order to modify undisclosed number of M1145 Humvees for the US Air Force. The goal of this modification is to allow joint terminal […]

M109A7 Paladin fails in fire survivability test
Land Forces

M109A7 Paladin fails in fire survivability test

August 6, 2016 Defense Watch 0

The Automatic Fire Extinguisher System (AFES) in the new M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzer has failed to protect the entire crew compartment during testing, according to the Department of Defense Inspector General. To fix the AFES as required, […]

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